American revolution

Turning Point Timeline--American Revolution

  • French And Indian War

    French And Indian War
    French & Britain fighting over Ohio River Valley, Americans fought on the British side. The British ended up winning this war and took Louisiana and Canada from the French.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was an attempt to restrict colonists from moving west of the Appalachian mountains.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Tax on sugar, limit to what sugar products could be bought and sold
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Colonists were required to buy stamps for every sheet of paper and other paper goods in order to raise money
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Unarmed citizens are shot and killed by British soldiers while soldiers are being harassed and mobbed by a group of people in Boston.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The colonists were only allowed to purchase tea from East Indian trade companies that were owned by British
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Chests of tea were dumped into the Boston harbor by angry colonists, they were angry at Britain because Britain imposed Taxation without representation.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts purpose was to punish the colonists so they closed the Boston harbor to limit colonial town meetings
  • Battles of Lexington & Concord

    Battles of Lexington & Concord
    The Battles of Lexington & Concord was the first battle that started the American Revolution
    (This event was a major change because this was the first battle that had started the revolution, this war also made many Americans support the cause of independence. )
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    The American Colonists sent the Olive Branch Petition to King George III because they wanted peace and wanted to avoid going to war with Britain